Kawneer’s SS Unitwall Makes Installation
Norcross, Ga.-based Kawneer Co. Inc. has announced the launch of its pre-glazed
1600 SS Unitwall™ curtainwall system.
1600 SS Unitwall is a pre-glazed, screw spline solution, designed for
low- to mid-rise projects. A split mullion design, implementing screw
spline joinery, allows glazing contractors to preassemble and glaze panels
in the shop. An expansion horizontal allows fully pre-glazed units (less
pressure plates and covers) to be stacked on top of each other.
It is offered in both stock lengths and fabricated for pre-glazing, and
also is available in a vertical SSG version and a dry-glazed fully captured
SunTek® Film Passes Hurricane Testing
SunTek® safety and security window film from Commonwealth Laminating
and Coatings in Martinsville, Va., has passed the ASTM E1886/1996 large
missile and cyclic pressure test. According to the company, its film also
offers optical clarity, strong adhesive performance and protection from
a variety of natural and manmade dangers. Standard products are available
in thicknesses ranging from 2- to 21-mil.
In addition, a 25 percent VLT has been added to the current 8.5-mil line
of its dual-reflective Symphony™ safety and security film, which also
includes 35 percent and 50 percent. The spectrally selective Ultra-Vision™
40 percent film is also now available as an 8.5-mil safety and security
film. A offers 4- and 6-mil anti-graffiti film that protect windows and
glass against graffiti vandals, glass-taggers and smash and grabs are
also available. www.suntekfilms.com
C.R. Laurence Introduces Shower Door Catalog
SD10, the new full-color specialty catalog from Los Angeles, Calif.-based
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc (CRL), features the latest products in the company’s
line of frameless shower door hardware and supplies. www.crlaurence.com
GANA Releases New Technical Resources
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released several new
glass informational bulletins (GIB) in its series of educational documents
available to the industry as a free download on its website.
Blast Mitigating Glazing looks at various tests and standards for laminated
glazing applications constructed to mitigate the hazards of a blast or
explosion outside of a building incorporating these applications.
Proper Procedures for Fabricating Flat Glass Mirror provides a list of
guidelines for fabricators, including suggestions for preventing future
problems when fabricating mirror.
Bid Considerations for Contract Glazing Proposals is a handy list
of contract inclusions, exclusions and qualifications for glazing subcontractors
to consider adopting in their bids and job contracts.
In addition, two new manuals are now available.
The Sealant Manual, an update to 1990s Flat Glass Marketing Association
manual, represents dramatic changes in glass sealant technologies over
the past 18 years. It features dozens of all-new graphics to highlight
features discussed in the text.
The 2009 edition of the Laminated Glazing Reference Manual, the third
update of the manual since it was first released in 2000, presents general
information, technical details, performance data and installation guidelines
for laminated glass products. It includes the latest information on laminating
interlayers, as well as in-depth discussions on the numerous applications
of laminated architectural glass. www.glasswebsite.com
Solar Innovations Shines with Stacking Glass
Pine Grove, Pa.-based Solar Innovations Inc. has introduced two new stacking
glass wall systems. According to the company, the systems utilize stainless
steel trolley bearings developed to withstand a high-load capacity and
the longevity required for large architectural applications.
The standard glass wall is designed for relatively heavy residential and
commercial projects and may be used for exterior applications. It is offered
in three different stiles, as well as clad, veneer or standard painted
The clear glass wall, while still intended for residential and commercial
uses, is designed for interior or light exterior applications. It incorporates
a clear gasket on the panel verticals for a nearly-uninterrupted sightline.
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